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Associate Producer, Production Studio Operations

Western Governors University
Job Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Broadcasting, Radio, and Television

Job Type: Full time

Job Number: JR-010687

Location: Salt Lake City Office

If you're passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country-and you're committed to working hard to play your part in building that future-consider WGU as the next step in your career.

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**Current WGU employees need to apply through our internal job board by 5/18/2022 to beconsidered**

About the role:

Reporting to the Manager of Production Studio Operations, the Associate Producer is responsible for live and in-Studio broadcast events. The Associate Producer is the primary point of contact representing WGU Studios to our internal clients. Works closely with internal clients to educate them on our workflows and how to prepare for their upcoming broadcast events. Works closely with senior and executive level leadership to schedule, plan, and deliver pre-production materials to the Studio. Participates in broadcasts as a traditional studio producer and will relay (via comms system) information to clients, on-screen talent, and the production director.

What you'll do...

  • Inform clients about the complex and necessary workflows and procedures for delivery of video productions and live event broadcasting

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with internal clients and departments, as well as developing new business with other groups

  • Address customer issues with speed and efficiency

  • Develop partnerships for delivery of media production services to increase WGU's reach and educational impact

  • Assist in planning and execution of broadcasts, events, and video productions, including partnerships, and client deliverables

  • Contribute to team success including planning, organizing, developing work processes, identifying and implementing improvements, and leading team/department projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Initiative - Self-directed with a strong bias for action and results; displays keen interest in Studio services and how it fits into the organization's priorities

  • Reliability - Accountable to self and others; does what it takes to get the job done; actions are consistent with words; follows through on commitments; exhibits exceptional integrity

  • Problem Solving - excellence in developing new ideas that will enhance partnership results, be future-oriented and assess what will help/hinder the achieving of goals; focuses on what is important

  • Earns trust - is exceptional and persuasive using communication skills, oral and written, delivers on commitments

  • Negotiation - can negotiate and influence skillfully and professionally while maintaining relationships

  • Attitude - Displays commitment to the organization and to personal growth; self-motivated and able to motivate and inspire others; asserts self appropriately to champion ideas; tells the truth in a direct and constructive manner with tact and diplomacy

  • Adaptability - Manages behaviors and communication styles to meet the needs of a wide range of situations; tackles obstacles appropriately; is comfortable with ambiguity and constant change

What you'll need...

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Film, Digital Media, Project Management, Marketing or related field - Or equivalent experience

  • One (1) or more years' experience in film or live broadcast production, project management, customer service, or strategic account management

  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite, film production and scheduling software, and CRM tools

Nice to have...

  • Bachelors degree in Film, Digital Media, Project Management, Marketing or related field - Or three (3) years' experience working in live event or film production

  • Experience producing concerts, news broadcasts, or large corporate broadcast events

  • Experience in live production, news broadcasts or other live events

  • Experience in any position on a large film set/production

  • Corporate project management experience

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